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Tutor/Trainer – Construction




Job Title Tutor/Trainer – Construction
Area Liverpool, London, Birmingham
Reports to Quality Performance Manager


Job Summary (Purpose)

Working in both a classroom environment and through online remote delivery, you will be expected to facilitate the effective and efficient learning and assessment of unemployed learners undergoing Construction and related courses.

  1. To teach VSS courses as agreed with your Line Manager.
  2. To contribute to curriculum development in your subject.
  3. To be responsible for the improvement of Quality Assurance actions of your teaching and delivery, as identified in OTLA observations and 1-2-1 discussion.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a personal tutor/mentor to groups of learners in order to train, review, monitor and assess learners. Provide prompt and constructive feedback to learners as soon as possible after any assessment.
  • To plan, prepare, deliver, and evaluate a course(s) of learning for learners as set out in the contract of employment to the agreed number of hours and weeks.
  • To understand and interpret detailed syllabus/course outline information and an initial scheme of work for each course before commencement and update/maintain them as part of the course documentation files.
  • Work alongside the curriculum to prepare appropriate plans and learning materials for each session, to make them for monitoring or lesson observation visits and to maintain them as part of the course documentation files. Support the development of this area of curriculum provision. Make sure that assessment strategies used are inclusive (regardless of gender, age, origin, etc.) and are fair, reliable, current, and valid maintaining consistency in assessment decisions. Promote British Values and Prevent to service users.
  • To give subject specialist information, advice, and support to learners as part of teaching duties, including providing learners with advice on progression.
  • To monitor, mark and assess learners’ work and progress and maintain such records as appropriate and prepare learners for exams and accreditation. To aim to return to work within 10 working days as appropriate.
  • Mark the register accurately at the start of each session and use the register in the event of a fire or other emergency.
  • To ensure that learners complete all the relevant administrative documentation, including Learning Programme Agreements, payment of fees, etc.
  • To keep learners’ records as required by VSS (Ltd), including initial assessment and Learning Agreements records; Individual Learning Plans and progress records; exit info for learners leaving a course, wherever possible.
  • To monitor and evaluate courses and provide feedback to the Centre Head and/or Curriculum department as requested, thus taking responsibility for the quality of your teaching.
  • Ensure that all equipment and facilities are used appropriately and safely.
  • To ensure that the post holder pays due regard to and fully supports VSS policies, including, Safeguarding Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety, DDA, Quality Assurance, etc, and carry out the duties required.
  • Attend and contribute to at least two staff and/or curriculum meetings per academic year and a minimum of one staff training day per academic year.
  • To assist with enrolment and recruitment procedures as appropriate.
  • To ensure continuing professional/curriculum development and to participate in training where appropriate, keeping up to date with your own subject(s) as well as national and local developments in adult learning.
  • To contribute to the VSS marketing, promotions, and customer standards whenever possible and provide feedback to the College.
  • To support the Curriculum Manager in the successful operational management of the curriculum area.
  • To carry out other such duties as may be required from time to time by the Managing Director and Senior Management Team.


Essential Requirements
  • Qualifications in the subject specialism (to at least Level 3 equivalence), or in-depth knowledge and substantial experience in the subject area as specified in the job description.
  • Teaching qualification* appropriate for working in Post 16 Sector, and/or willingness to undergo further training. (A minimum of a level 3 teaching qualification / 7307 / PTTLS)
  • Preferably hold a recognised Assessor Award (D32, D33, A1, TAQA)
  • Ability to work and communicate at the highest level, think strategically and meet KPIs
  • Literacy & Numeracy qualifications at Level 1 or above
  • Preferably hold an L3 Information, Advice & Guidance qualification
  • Good knowledge of IT-based systems
  • Experience in coaching/mentoring people with mixed abilities
  • Experience in teaching/training or working with groups of adults in an appropriate field.
  • An understanding of the principles underpinning teaching adults, i.e. planning, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of learning.
  • An awareness of different learning strategies and teaching methods suitable for teaching a diverse range of abilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication, numeracy, and interpersonal qualifications & skills to communicate effectively with staff and learners alike (to at least Level 2 and/or willingness to acquire appropriate equivalent qualification).
  • A commitment and ability to comply with safeguarding, Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety policies, etc.
  • * PTTLS would be considered an advantage for an applicant without a formal qualification, but all staff who are not formally qualified in teacher training will be required to undertake at least DTTLS within the first 2 years of appointment.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude that inspires co-workers and clients to grow the business
  • Adheres to the organisation’s code of conduct and contributes to team cohesion and productivity – representing the positive aspects of team culture and respectfully challenging inappropriate prevailing cultures.
  • Full UK driving licence and use of own vehicle


Standard Responsibilities:

  • Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health, safety and well-being of self and others.
  • Pursue the achievement and integration of equal opportunities throughout all activities.
  • Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post where required.
  • Comply with all VSS policies and procedures
  • Live and breathe the VSS values, honesty, humility, work ethics and discipline
  • VSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its service users. Successful applicants to appropriate roles will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Variation Clause

This is a description of the job, as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of VSS (Ltd) periodically to examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the appropriate Manager in consultation with the post holder.